Tenure-Track (PTP) Assistant Professor - Film Studies
Wilfrid Laurier University
Wilfrid Laurier University
Faculty of Arts
Department of English and Film Studies
The Department of English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo campus, invites applications for a tenure-track Professional Teaching Position (PTP) at the rank of Assistant Professor in Film Production beginning July 01, 2024 (depending on the availability of the candidate), subject to budgetary approval.
The primary expectations of this PTP will be a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and educational motivation, along with a demonstrated commitment to service to the University and the academic community, and to scholarly and/or professional activity.
The successful candidate will have a strong record of film production and expertise in digital video editing, 3D animation, and preferably audio production in film, television, video games, or related media. In addition, the candidate will have teaching experience at the post-secondary school level in courses such as digital video editing, 3D animation, and preferably audio production and/or industry experience in digital video editing, 3D animation, and preferably audio production. Expertise in IBPOC, LGBTQ+, or diasporic cinemas is an asset. The successful candidate will teach six courses, over three terms per year, including the production courses FS272: Intro to 3D Animation, FS373: Advanced 3D Animation, FS370: Intro to Video Editing, and FS371: Advanced Video Editing. In addition, it would be an asset if the candidate could teach other existing production courses (i.e., FS275: The Business of Film and FS374: Screenwriting and Directing), develop new courses in film production, and/or teach required Film Studies courses FS101: Film and Narrative, FS102: Film and the Image, FS103: Film and Genre, FS240: Film History to 1950, and FS241: Film History since 1950.
The PTP in Film Production will support the curriculum objectives of the Film Studies (FS) program and enhance our students’ learning experience. The candidate will be an emerging leader in the field, with a vision to make film production at Laurier internationally competitive. The Film Studies Program at Laurier provides students with an excellent grounding in film history, film genres, national cinemas, critical theory, and industry practices. More broadly, the FS program equips students with skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving. In these ways, the FS program prepares students for the highly competitive workforce in creative media production, teaching, festival programming, and other forms of outreach. In addition to the skills imparted by the academic study of film, Laurier’s Film Studies program offers courses in production that develop students’ practical skills to prepare them for creative careers and employment in the film and television industry. The PTP appointment will support these objectives and pursue research in pedagogy. In addition to service to the department, faculty, and university, the successful candidate may contribute to the mentorship of students by serving as faculty liaison to student film clubs and festivals, helping to coordinate the annual Undergraduate Film Symposium, and/or assisting in the promotion of the Film Studies program, and of campus film culture in general.
Aligned with Laurier’s Action Plan for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Indigeneity, the Department of English and Film Studies is strongly committed to the principles of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in our hiring process and consideration of candidates with lived experience. We strongly encourage applications from candidates from diverse and equity-deserving groups to apply.
Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading Canadian university renowned for its learning environment and student-focused educational experience. As a comprehensive university with more than 19,000 students, Laurier has grown rapidly in research intensity while at the same time preserving its well-earned reputation for undergraduate and graduate teaching and learning excellence. With a multi-campus and multi-community culture, Laurier offers students an exceptional range and depth of more than 100 academic programs taught by award-winning lecturers across nine faculties.
For more information about working at Laurier as well as the Department of English and Film Studies, applicants are encouraged to visit the institution’s web pages:
Department of English and Film Studies
• Qualification—Required: MFA or PhD in Film Studies, Film/Video Production, or related field (in hand as of July 01, 2024)
• Qualification—Required: University or college teaching experience in film production, digital video editing, 3D animation, and/or audio production
• Qualification—Preferred: Expertise in IBPOC, LGBTQ+, or diasporic cinemas
• A cover letter addressing your credentials relative to the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above.
• Curriculum vitae
• A Teaching portfolio (max 15 pages) that may include teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, student evaluations, teaching awards, or record of pedagogical development A digital portfolio of creative work including at least 1-2 long form or 3-4 short form samples
• Names and contact information of three references who may be solicited to provide confidential letters of recommendation
HOW TO APPLY:
Electronic submission of applications will be accepted until Monday, March 11, 2024, 11:59 p.m. Please click on the following link to apply through Wilfrid Laurier University’s Career Portal jobsite: Tenure-Track (PTP) Assistant Professor - Film Studies (wlu.ca).
Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from qualified members of the equity-deserving groups. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programming at Laurier are welcome to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at email@example.com. Candidates from other equity-deserving groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programming at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, as per Canadian immigration laws, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obligated to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenships; however, all applicants must include one of the following statements in their cover letter:
Yes, I am a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
No, I am not a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
Members of designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence, to Renée Ellis (email@example.com), Senior Administrative Officer, Faculty of Arts. Further information on the equity policy can be found at WLU Equity Policy
Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of research and teaching, in accordance with SSHRC and NSERC definitions and guidelines. To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact Wilfrid Laurier’s Human Resources Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Faculty of Arts wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All applications shall be reviewed and considered under a set of criteria established by the Department Search Committee and a short list of candidates shall be interviewed. Only those applicants selected for the short list will be contacted.